Music – Theatre – Visual Arts – Dance
The CGS ARTS CONTEST is organised by the Primary School ARTS department and its professional teachers, within the framework of sustainability and the cultivation of 21st century skills with the support of the Primary School administration and Ms. Zoi Geitona.
The aim of the CGS ARTS CONTEST is to showcase students with special talents in the arts by rewarding and supporting their artistic development.
The competition will be held from May 1 to May 31, 2022.
The winners will be announced on June 5, 2022.
The jury which will evaluate the contestants will be comprise CGS ARTS teachers, while renowned local artists, acting as external collaborators, will be invited to contribute during the final stage of the competition.
The CGS ARTS CONTEST falls under the following categories:
C. Visual arts
Contestants must submit two pieces (or songs) of different characters. They are not allowed to play scores. In the field of Music there will be a total of three winners. The evaluation for the three winners will be based on the average score given by the members of the jury. Contestants will compete either as soloists, with their instructor’s participation or with a total of 2 more artists in only one of the following disciplines:
- Stringed instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, guitar, harp)
- Wind instruments (made of wood or brass)
- Technical level
- Level of difficulty of the selected programme
- Artistic capabilities
- Performed by heart
The contestants will perform a poem of their choice, which they will have learned by heart and will present it to the jury. Contestants will then be given a text and asked to improvise (prima vista). There will be 3 winners in the category. The evaluation for the 3 winners will be based on the average score given by the members of the jury.
- Acting, reciting a poem
- Dramatic improvisation
- Stage presence
- Ability to react to stage conditions
- Prose interpretation
C. VISUAL ARTS
Contestants will be invited to paint a theme to be given on the day of the competition. There will be 3 winners in the category. The evaluation of the 3 winners will be based on the average score given by the members of the jury.
Duration of the competition: up to 3 hours
Materials / Techniques: Participants will draw on white paper measuring 35 × 50. All painting materials can be used (pastels, watercolors, wood paint, tempera, charcoal, pencil, markers) as well as a combination of techniques. Collage with ready-made materials is not allowed.
- Understanding the subject
- Efficient use of materials and technique
- Completion of the project within a given time
- Creativity / Imagination
- Artistic ability
Contestants must present a choreography lasting a maximum of 3 minutes. There will be 3 winners in the category. The evaluation of the 3 winners will be based on the average score given by the members of the jury. During their presentation, candidates may be accompanied by one or two dancers (who will be out of competition), in only one of the following types of dance:
- Modern dance
- Contemporary dance
- Hip Hop
* Acrobatic movements are allowed, as long as they take up most of the time.
- Technique – Style
- Performance-Stage Presence
PROGRAMME: Observing all health protocols, the competition will be held live on the school premises. If, for health reasons, it is not possible to hold the competition at the given time, an alternative date will be set.
REGISTRATION: You can register by sending the attached participation form to the Secretariat of your level. The submission of the participation form is binding for participation in the competition, unless there are health reasons.
RIGHTS: The participant’s parent and / or guardian must consent to photography, videotaping, and audiovisual material produced during the competition (for use by CGS).
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: The maximum overall score for a candidate’s performance is 100 points. The score consists of the sum of the points (maximum 20) received for each of the five evaluation criteria. Depending on the results of the jury in the final evaluations, the candidates with a final score of 90-99 points will be the first winners of the competition, while those with a score of 80-89 points will be the second winners and those with 70-79 points the third winners.
JURY: The jury in each category will consist of Ms. Irini Santoriniou, Head of IB PYP ARTS and individual teachers and CGS collaborators.